The Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to an assault, reports of a fire, a burglary and several alcohol-related crimes this weekend.
Deputies received a report of a physical assault on the 6500 block of Pardall Road at 7:40 p.m. Saturday. According to IVFP Lt. Ray Vuillemainroy, two females accosted the male victim after he allegedly insulted them.
“The male victim was hit in the head two times and tossed to the ground by the female suspects who claimed he said a derogatory statement possibly directed towards them,” Vuillemainroy said.
The victim sustained several visible injuries and signed a victim’s complaint with deputies.
Vuillemainroy said officers arrested the suspects after discovering several recordings proving the young women instigated the confrontation without due cause.
“Deputies located witnesses who had a video of the altercation and it showed the females to be the primary aggressors,” Vuillemainroy said. “The suspects were arrested for battery.”
The IVFP discovered a smoke-filled residency on the 6800 block of Trigo Road early Friday morning. According to Vuillemainroy, deputies entered the home after hearing the smoke alarm and determined the resident’s unattended meal was the source.
“Officers forced an entry into the residency after receiving no response at the front door and inside they found the 22-year-old male resident asleep on the living room couch,” Vuillemainroy said. “He was woken up and moved out of the residency. It turned out he left a pot of noodles on the stove that was burning.”
Additionally, the IVFP responded to a burglary at Hempwise on the 900 block of Embarcadero del Mar early Saturday morning. Vuillemainroy said the investigation is ongoing and detectives are determining what merchandise was stolen.
Officers handled several alcohol-related crimes throughout the weekend, citing 12 people for minors in possession, two for open containers and two for music ordinance violations. The IVFP also made three arrests for public intoxication.
In addition to handling weekend crime in Isla Vista, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Dept. arrived at Goleta Beach last Thursday in response to a report of a large fight involving several young gang members.
According to a department press release, witnesses saw the fight begin at the picnic area. Investigators detained two individuals suffering from nonfatal laceration wounds for questioning.
As of press time, the suspects are allegedly uncooperative and detectives are seeking any additional information from the public.